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Ernstite

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Ernstite

David Burgess Collection

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Description
Locality: 
Jequitinhonha River, Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
7.2 × 5.3 × 5.3 cm
Description

You are bidding on a large sample with a quartz cluster hosting hundreds of eosphorite crystals with preferential coatings of ernstite on the prism faces. The best crystals are hidden in the crevices of the quartz cluster. Very rich! 

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Ernstite

Formula: 
(Mn2+,Fe3+)Al(PO4)(OH,O)2·H2O
Strunz: 
8.DD.20
Hardness: 
3.0 - 3.5
Type Locality: 
Davib East Farm 61 (Davib Ost Farm), Karibib District, Erongo Region, Namibia

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